American political writing during the founding era, 1760-1805 /

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Hyneman, Charles S., 1900-1985.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Volume I.
  • 1. Abraham Williams, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1762
  • General principles of government
  • 2. T.Q., AND J., [Untitled], BOSTON, 1763
  • Separation of Powers
  • 3. U., [Untitled], BOSTON, 1763
  • State of nature, and violence in civil society
  • 4. [ANONYMOUS], [Untitled], BOSTON, 1764
  • Public virtue and self-government
  • 5. PHILO PUBLICUS, [Untitled], Boston, 1764
  • Frugality
  • 6. Stephen Hopkins, The Rights of Colonies Examined, PROVIDENCE, 1764
  • Relationship of American colonies to Britain
  • 7. AEQUUS, From the Craftsman, BOSTON, 1766
  • Relationship of colonies to Britain
  • 8. Richard Bland, An Inquiry into the Rights of the British Colonies, Williamsburg, 1766
  • Legal relationship of colonies to Britain
  • 9. Britannus Americanus, [Untitled], Boston, 1766
  • Relationship of colonies to Britain
  • 10. The Tribune, No. xvii, Charleston, 1766
  • Public virtue and freedom
  • 11. [Silas Downer] A Son Of Liberty, A Discourse at the Dedication of the Tree of Liberty, Providence, 1768
  • Popular consent and the relationship of the colonies to Britain
  • 12. Daniel Shute, An Election Sermon, BOSTON, 1768
  • Why government needs a constitution and what should be in it
  • 13. [John Perkins] A Well-Wisher To Mankind, Theory of Agency: Or, An Essay on the Nature. Source and Extent of Moral Freedom, BOSTON, 1771
  • The foundations of liberty in moral philosophy
  • 14. John Tucker, An Election Sermon, Boston, 1771
  • The origin, nature, and end of civil government
  • 15. The Preceptor, Vol. II. Social Duties of the Political Kind, Boston, 1772
  • The benefits of civil society
  • 16. A Constant Customer, Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman in the Country to His Friend, Boston, 1773
  • Slavery
  • 17. Simeon Howard, A Sermon Preached to the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company in Boston, BOSTON, 1773
  • Justifies breaking with Britain
  • 18. [Daniel Leonard] Massachusettensis, To All Nations of Men, Boston, 1773
  • Uses state of nature argument to justify break with Britain
  • 19. [Benjamin Rush] A Pensylvanian, An Address to the Inhabitants of the British Settlements in America Upon Slave-Keeping, Philadelphia, 1773
  • Opposition to it based on religion and practicality
  • 20. Continental Congress, Appeal to the Inhabitants of Quebec, Philadelphia, 1774
  • The foundations of a free people
  • 21. Thomas Bradbury, The Ass: or, the Serpent, A Comparison Between the Tribes of Issachar and Dan, in Their Regard for Civil Liberty, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1774
  • Contrasts the slavish spirit with the freedom-loving spirit
  • 22. Nathaniel Niles, Two Discourses on Liberty, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1774
  • The origin, nature, and consequences of liberty
  • 23. Monitor, To the New Appointed Councellors, of the Province of Massachusetts- Bay Boston
  • 277. Representation and the basis for forming a legislature
  • 24. Gad Hitchcock, An Election Sermon, Boston, 1774
  • On liberty-natural, civil, and religious
  • 25. Levi Hart, Liberty Described and Recommended: in a Sermon Preached to the Corporation of Freemen in Farmington, Hartford, 1775
  • Freedom from sin, from the British, and for the slaves
  • 26. [Anonymous], An Énglish Patriot's Creed, Anno Domini, 1775, Boston, 1776
  • The true English patriot loves liberty
  • 27. [Anonymous], The Alarm: or, an Address to the People of Pennsylvania on the Late Resolve of Congress, Philadelphia, 1776
  • Constitutions should be written by special conventions
  • 28. [Carter Braxton], A Native Of This Colony, An Address to the Convention of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia on the Subject of Government in General, and Recommending a Particular Form to Their Attention Pennsylvania on the Late Resolve of Congress, Virginia, 1776
  • Summary of political principles
  • 29. Demophilus [George Bryan-], The Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxon, or English[,] Constitution, Philadelphia, 1776
  • The excellence of direct democracy
  • 30. [Anonymous], Four Letters on Interesting Subjects, Philadelphia, 1776
  • The fundamental character of constitutions
  • 31. [Anonymous], The People the Best Governors: Or a Plan of Government Founded on the Just Principles of Natural Freedom, New Hampshire, 1776
  • Representation
  • 32. John Adams, Thoughts on Government, Boston, 1776
  • Succinct statement of republican principles
  • 33. Samuel West, On the Right to Rebel Against Governors, Boston, 1776
  • The religious basis for resisting tyranny
  • 34. Worcestriensis, Number IV, Boston, 1776
  • Separation of church and state, and religious freedom
  • 35. [Anonymous] and William Whiting, Berkshire's Grievances (Statement of Berkshire County Representatives, and Address to the Inhabitants of Berkshire), Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1778
  • How is it possible to have a government without a constitution-
  • 36. [Theophilus Parsons], The Essex Resultt, Newburyport, Massachussets, 1778
  • Comprehensive statement of American political principles
  • 37. Phillips Payson, A Sermon, Boston, 1778
  • On the virtues essential for popular self-government
  • 38. Zabdiel Adams, An Election Sermon, Boston, 1782
  • Comprehensive view of relationship between citizens and governors
  • 39. [Anonymous], Rudiments of Law and Government Deduced from the Law of Nature, Charleston, 1783
  • 40. [Thomas Tudor Tucker] Philodemus, Conciliatory Hints, Attempting, by a Fair State of Matters, to Remove Party Prejudice, Charleston, 1784
  • Coherent statement of strongly democratic principles
  • 41. [James Madison Et al.], Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, Virginia, 1785
  • Freedom of religion
  • 42. Amicus Republicae, Address to the Public, Containing Some Remarks on the Present Political State of the American Republicks, etc., Exeter, New Hampshire, 1786
  • Strong defense of state constitutions and Whig principles
  • 43. Dean Swift, Causes of a Country's Growing Rich and Flourishing, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1786
  • 44. Joseph Lathrop, A Miscellaneous Collection of Original Pieces (Selections), Springfield, 1786
  • Origin of government, virtue, frugality, industry, etc.
  • 45. Benjamin Rush, A Plan for the Establishment of Public Schools and the Diffusion of Knowledge in Pennsylvania; to Which Are Added, Thoughts upon the Mode of Education, Proper in a Republic, Philadelphia, 1786
  • 46. Theophrastus, A Short History of the Trial by Jury, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1787
  • Opposed to removing names of Tories from jury lists
  • 47. The Worcester Speculator, No. VI, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1787
  • Public virtue, education, and republican government
  • 48. Bostonians, Serious Questions Proposed to All Friends to The Rights of Mankind, With Suitable Answers, Boston, 1787
  • How a constitution should be framed and adopted

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